There are plenty of new art exhibitions opening for August in New York City. In this edition of the NYC Galleries Scene, we selected a range of summer shows, themed exhibitions and solo shows opening in galleries located in Chelsea, the Lower East Side and Brooklyn. Expect to find conceptual photography, contemporary painting and group shows that reveal slices of summer. Happy gallery going!

LOWER EAST SIDE:

Sargent’s Daughters: “Brandi Twilley: The Living Room”

Sargent’s Daughters presents “Brandi Twilley: The Living Room” on view from July 26 to August 26, 2016. An Opening Reception will be held on Tuesday, July 26 from 6 to 8 p.m.

In "The Living Room" Brandi Twilley recreates her childhood home that burned to the ground when she was sixteen through ten paintings. The images were conceived of by a combination of memories, dreams, google searches and a few surviving polaroids. The paintings present the home's living room from every angle throughout multiple years and show the decline of the home through water, waste and finally, fire. Though the works are devoid of human figures, a human presence and the imagined landscape of childhood inform each image.

Sargent’s Daughters is located at 179 E Broadway, New York, NY 10002. www.sargentsdaughters.com.

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"Fall Painting" by Brandi Twilley. Courtesy of Sargent's Daughters.

"Fall Painting" by Brandi Twilley. Courtesy of Sargent's Daughters.

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CHELSEA:

Margaret Thatcher Projects: “Summer Breeze”

Margaret Thatcher Projects presents the group show “Summer Breeze,” on view from July 26 to August 19, 2016. An Opening Reception will be held on Tuesday, July 26 from 6 to 8 p.m.

"Summer Breeze" is a group exhibition presenting abstract works by 15 artists. Artists exhibited include Jaq Belcher, William Betts, Omar Chacon, Cathy Choi, Kevin Finklea, Nobu Fukui, Teo Gonzalez, Meg Hitchcock, Vadim Katznelson, Ted Larsen, Maria Park, Heidi Spector and Venske & Spanle.

Margaret Thatcher is located at 539 W 23rd St, New York, NY 10011. www.thatcherprojects.com.

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Berry Campbell: “Joyce Weinstein | Recent Paintings”

Berry Campbell presents “Joyce Weinstein | Recent Paintings” on view from July 28 to August 26, 2016. An Opening Reception will be held on Thursday, July 28 from 6 to 8 p.m.

This exhibition includes over twenty recent paintings by Joyce Weinstein. New works on view are bold and minimalist and make use use of florescent and brooding colors, energetic scrawls, and open fields of raw linen. In Weinstein's works, abstraction obscures hints of the natural world made apparent through a unique use of light created through contrasts of hue and texture.

Berry Campbell is located at 530 W 24th St, New York, NY 10011. www.berrycampbell.com.

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"Summer Country Fields With a White" by Joyce Weinstein, 2015. Oil and mixed media, 70 x 40 inches. Courtesy of Berry Campbell.

"Summer Country Fields With a White" by Joyce Weinstein, 2015. Oil and mixed media, 70 x 40 inches. Courtesy of Berry Campbell.

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Kathryn Markel Fine Arts: “Summer Invitational Exhibition”

Kathryn Markel Fine Arts presents “Summer Invitational Exhibition” on view from August 4 to September 3, 2016. An Opening Reception will be held on Thursday, August 4 from 6 to 8 p.m.

This summer invitational group show features artists Xochi Solis, Anna Buckner, and Lorene Anderson. Solis creates collaged mixed media paintings that incorporate organic forms cut out of hand-dyed paper, plastics, her own paintings and images from vintage magazines. Buckner's works subvert traditional quilting design with constructed piecework made with stretchy, worn fabric pulled over a support. Anderson presents abstracted, hypnotic landscapes created with poured paint and structured marks made with a variety of tools. 

Kathryn Markel Fine Arts is located at 529 W 20th St #6W, New York, NY 10011. www.markelfinearts.com.

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"A Silver Tear Appearing Now" by Xochi Solis, 2016. Gouache, house paint, acrylic, spray paint, acetate, colored paper, naturally dyed paper and found images on illustration board, 40 x 30 inches.

"A Silver Tear Appearing Now" by Xochi Solis, 2016. Gouache, house paint, acrylic, spray paint, acetate, colored paper, naturally dyed paper and found images on illustration board, 40 x 30 inches.

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Hollis Taggart Galleries: “Highlight: Summer One”

Hollis Taggart Galleries presents “Highlight: Summer One” on view from July 28 to September 2, 2016. An Opening Reception will be held on Thursday, July 28 from 6 to 8 p.m.

Highlight: Summer One is the first in a series of contemporary shows curated by Paul Efstathiou. The group show brings together seven artists that are beyond the emerging stage and are currently embarking on a critical moment in their careers. All artists on view have a strong relationship with process and are making art that address the here and now, either through the use of new technology or materials or through modern social commentary. The artists presented are based in New York or Los Angeles.

Artists on view include William BuchinaElizabeth CooperTed GahlJohn KnuthMatt MignanelliEric Shaw and Devin Troy Strother.

Hollis Taggart Galleries is located at 7th Floor, 521 W 26th St, New York, NY 10001. www.hollistaggart.com.

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"Embracing the Victor 1" by William Buchina, 2016. Acrylic on canvas, 36 x 54 inches. Courtesy of Hollis Taggart Galleries and William Buchina.

"Embracing the Victor 1" by William Buchina, 2016. Acrylic on canvas, 36 x 54 inches. Courtesy of Hollis Taggart Galleries and William Buchina.

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BROOKLYN:

99¢ Plus Gallery: “The Plant Show”

99¢ Plus Gallery presents “The Plant Show” curated by Simran Johnston, on view from July 29 to September 11, 2016. An Opening Reception will be held on Friday, July 29 from 7 to 10 p.m.

"The Plant Show" is an exhibition of objects made by contemporary artists that focus on bringing plant life into the home. The show is the second in a series of exhibitions at the Gallery which focus on the home and the objects in them to which we ascribe a function. Objects on view range from typical functional forms (such as a vase or flower box) to more abstract representations. Works by 23 artists will be on view.

99¢ Plus Gallery is located at 238 Wilson Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11237. www.99centplusgallery.com.

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A.I.R. Gallery: “Talkback” and “From the Fringe”

A.I.R. Gallery presents “Talkback” and “From the Fringe,” on view from August 4 to 20, 2016. Opening Receptions for both exhibitions will be held on Thursday, August 4 from 6 to 8 p.m.

"Talkback" is a hybrid installation that explores the intersections of race and identity. A prominent part of the exhibition is a video collage featuring interviews with over sixty Americans and Australians, including artists, discussing their histories and their ambitions. These interviews encourage a discussion about racial identity, belonging, intergenerational continuity, and societal change. "Talkback" is presented by Tania Ferrier, Laura Mitchell, Yulissa Morales, and Mirla Jackson.

"From the Fringe" is a group show including seven women artists working in diverse materials such as rubber, brick, match sticks, and ribbon to name a few. Materials used combine aspects of delicacy and roughness. The exhibition reveals how artists on view present "melancholy, humorous, and defiant reactions on the points of departure that tether them to this time." Artists include Ivana Beck, Amanda Crary, Carmen Neely, Kate Robinson, Sheena Rose, Alex Soler, and Richelle Soper.

A.I.R. Gallery is located at 155 Plymouth St, Brooklyn, NY 11201. www.airgallery.org.

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